Lafayette, LA Recommendations?
Any recommendations for a northeastern city person who does not eat pork products or shellfish in Lafayette, LA? All of the recommendations I have received have told me what to do in town rather where to eat. Thanks!
It's heresy to mention a chain, but I really like Zea. It's a small chain that started in the New Orleans area, and now has 4 locations there. It has expanded to Lafayette and a few other places (10 stores in all). Anyway, there's a good variety for the non-shellfish or pork eater.
http://www.zearestaurants.com You can check out the menu.
I would definitely recommend Cafe Vermilionville for fine dining. The pecan-crusted tilapia and the beef tourneados are excellent. I've heard the turtle soup is, too, but I haven't tried it because I love seafood and must have the crab cakes. The white chocolate bread pudding is exceptional, as good as the Palace Cafe, if not better.
I also like LaFonda, though I'm aware many do not. But the following items are consistent favorites in my family: cheese quesadillas, cheese enchiladas, guacamole and carne asada. In fact, since the carne asada is accompanied by a cheese enchilada and a guacamole salad, we usually order that with an appetizer of cheese quesadillas.